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Gus Gear’s mission to improve the safety and quality of life for those facing medical challenges goes beyond the production of our Central Line Vest, Ostomy Pouch Cover, G-Tube Wrap, Line Cover, and other accessories. We seek partnerships, not transactions, with customers, partners, investors, and stakeholders alike by providing resources and blog posts that can improve the patient and their family’s outcomes and quality of life.

How Patients & Caregivers Can Work With Providers to Prevent Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

August 31, 2023
In the realm of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are a significant concern. These infections can pose serious threats to patients’ health, leading to increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs.  With a comprehensive understanding of CLABSI, its risk factors, and preventative strategies, patients and caregivers can collaborate with their healthcare providers to...

Join Gus Gear & ASPEN in the Fight Against Malnutrition!

August 29, 2023
Malnutrition Awareness Week (MAW) 2023, September 18-22 Each year, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) observes Malnutrition Awareness Week to bring attention to this under-recognized issue. This year’s theme is “Nutrition Care is a Patient Right.” Gus Gear is proud to be an official Ambassador of MAW 2023, joining the fight against...

How Healthcare Providers Can Support Mental Health For Patients

August 11, 2023
It’s a question worth asking: What can physicians and other healthcare providers do to support their patients’ mental health? And are there ways to identify underlying mental health issues? Remember, patients may have a myriad of complex physical health concerns, but there could be underlying mental health issues as well, and there’s a clear connection...

More of the Best Summer Camps and Programs for Medically Complex Kids

July 11, 2023
Every child deserves to experience the beautiful rush of adventure, as well as respite from doctor’s offices and hospitals — and that’s summer camp! Fortunately, there are safe and supportive places where they can make lifelong memories without fear of judgment or misunderstanding. As a follow-up to our blog, “9 Summer Camps and Programs for...

Get to Know Our Team: Don Williams

May 25, 2023
This week in our “Get to Know Our Team” series, we have Don Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Gus Gear, who says he wanted to be “on the inside, not the outside” of Gus Gear’s story. Q&A With Don Williams Q: Where do you call home? A: Beaver, PA Q: What’s your professional background?  A:...

Get to Know Our Team: Sarah Palya

May 12, 2023
Let’s continue our “Get to Know Our Team” series! Next up, we have our fearless leader, Sarah Palya, and CEO and founder of Gus Gear. Q&A With Sarah Palya Q: Where do you call home? A: “I grew up in south-western Pennsylvania and moved to Richmond, Virginia where I completed my bachelor’s degree. After having...
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